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Don’t Let Airbags Blow Up in Your Face

When servicing and replacing airbags in vehicles, customer safety is of the utmost importance. Now that there are multiple airbags in vehicles, the challenges for repairers have multiplied too.

Body Repair Tool Market to Experience Significant Growth

The automotive industry has experienced a lot of changes in the past decade, one of the reasons the global body repair tool is expected to register significant growth in the foreseeable future, according to a new report by Fact. MR.

CREF, I-CAR Release Results of Collision Industry Survey

The survey provides unique insights on industry trends such as average age, incomes, entry-level worker task expectations and more going back more than two decades.

Report: Auto Interior Materials to Experience Customization, Sustainability Innovations

The automotive interior materials market is being driven by the notable rise in the demand for “green” materials to maintain sustainability in the environment.

A Statistical Snapshot of the Collision Repair Industry

The July issue of BodyShop Business is full of statistics. That’s because it’s our biennial Industry Profile issue where we offer you the reader a statistical snapshot of the collision repair industry.

Axalta Releases 2019 Color Trends Report

Axalta has announced the unveiling of a spectrum of automotive colors designed for the future of automobiles in its 2019 Automotive Color Trend Report: Color Combo.

New Research Shows Rise in Average U.S. Vehicle Age

IHS Markit has released new research that shows the average age of light vehicles in operation (VIO) in the U.S. has risen again this year to 11.8 years.

Report: Global Market for Electric Vehicle Equipment Sales, Installation to Exceed $63 Billion by 2030

A new report from Navigant Research provides an overview of the current state of the global electric vehicle (EV) charging industry, with market forecasts for charger sales, installation, services and energy consumption through 2030.

JD Power: New Vehicle Sales Slow, Discounts Rise

May will be the fifth consecutive month in 2019 to experience a sales decline, with calendar year-to-date sales through May expected to be down 5.2% compared with the same period in 2018.

Plan for the Future to Be Ready for Tomorrow’s Challenges

Don’t let the future smack you upside the head when it comes roaring through your front door. Address it now, prepare yourself and be the market leader you’ve always wanted to be.

CIECA Looking for Speakers for 2019 CONNEX

The Collision Industry Electronic Commerce Association announced it is looking for thought leaders and industry professionals to speak at CIECA CONNEX 2019.

Global Automotive Refinish Coatings Market to Reach $11.34 Billion By 2026

A new analysis of the automotive refinish coatings industry shows that the global market is expected to reach $11.34 billion by 2026.